Softball - Sat, Apr. 13, 2013
Georgetown College softball seniors went out with a bang on senior day at Tiger Softball Complex. The team swept the visiting University of Pikeville Bears in a pair of games that took just more than three hours of Mid-South Conference action. GC (27-11, 17-7 MSC) won 4-0 and 10-2.
Katie Mann, Hillary Plain, Madelyn Brown and Mallory Johnson tallied 10 of the 22 hits, six of the 12 RBI, and five of the 14 runs. Mann and Plain both hit homeruns. Mann highlighted the first game with some insurance runs in the bottom of the sixth with a three-run shot with two outs and a 2-2 count. This put GC up 4-0, and Kayla Williams shut the Bears (18-25, 8-17) down in the seventh to end the game.
Plain's shot came in the bottom of the fourth in game two with two outs and a 2-2 count. It put the Tigers up 6-2 and an inning later a three-run shot by Cassidy Taylor ended the game in a mercy rule.
Williams went the distance in game one for the shutout win, scattering eight hits. Mann picked up the win in game two, allowing three hits and two runs in five innings.
"Senior day is always tough," said GC coach Thomas Thornton. "Emotions are high and this one was no different. I think we made the defensive plays we needed to and finally settled down at the plate in game one. After that home run by Katie we were ready to roll for game two."
Juniors Taylor Shaw and Chelsea Riney also had good days. Shaw was the lone hitter producing early in the first game. She reached on a single in the first and then came back in the fourth with a double. She later scored on Johnson's sacrifice fly, which proved to be the winning run. Shaw finished the day 4-for-5 with a run scored.
Riney went 3-of-5 with two runs scored back in her lead-off roll.
Georgetown returns to action 3 pm Tuesday in a doubleheader with Campbellsville University (29-11, 17-3).